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These hand-woven pieces echo one of the most common pieces of modern clothing: Jeans. Originally denim garments were made for workers - tough, yet durable and comfortable. Today it's a pop culture stable, worn by everyone, but today the majority of denim production, has become an increasingly troublesome story. An average pair of jeans, is said to circle the globe three times, before it even gets to the consumer. Working conditions are often inhumane, and to achieve than "authentic" look, they are treated by hand with sandpaper and toxic chemicals.
The aim of this series of objects, is to reframe this common popular culture fabric that denim is; break it down almost completely, and then carefully and slowly rebuild it with the ancient weaving techniques. Sometimes the most obvious things are the hardest to see - these re-woven pieces, urge you to reconsider, what you see around you every day, and think again.
Selected by curator Pil Bredahl for the exhibition "Now Nordic" by Adorno gallery. Shown at London Design Fair 2018 and at Reykjavik Art Museum in 2019. Available to purchase here